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O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (November 8, 1998) : Python is a popular object-oriented scripting language that is freely available over the Net. It's portable, powerful, and ... remarkably easy to use. Python is commonly used for both stand-alone programs and scripting applications, in a wide variety of domains. This book is a companion volume to two O'Reilly Animal Guides, Programming Python and Learning Python. It summarizes Python statements and types, built-in functions, commonly used library modules, and other prominent Python language features. This pocket reference covers the latest Python release and complements Python's online reference material. Read more Show Less

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"Python is optimized for quality, productivity, portability, and integration. Hundreds of thousands of Python developers around the world rely on Python for general-purpose tasks, Internet scripting, systems programming, user interfaces, and product customization. Python is available on all major computing platforms, including commercial versions of Unix, Linux, Windows, and Max OS." Designed to be a quick and easy-to-use resource for developers, Python Pocket Reference, Second Edition, is a companion volume to the two O'Reilly Animal Guides, Programming Python, Second Edition, and Learning Python. This new second edition has been completely revised and updated for Python 2.2 and includes new material on Python's GUI, Internet, and database programming tools. It is a concise reference with easy access to the most commonly used libraries and tools, Python statements and types, built-in functions, library modules, and other prominent Python language features.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565925007
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/8/1998
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 4.27 (w) x 6.99 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Lutz is a leading Python trainer, the author of Python’s earliest and best-selling texts, and a pioneering figure in the Python world.

Mark is the author of the three O’Reilly books: Learning Python, Programming Python, and Python Pocket Reference, all currently in fourth or fifth editions. He has been using and promoting Python since 1992, started writing Python books in 1995, and began teaching Python classes in 1997. As of Spring 2013, Mark has instructed 260 Python training sessions, taught roughly 4,000 students in live classes, and written Python books that have sold 400,000 units and been translated to at least a dozen languages.

Together, his two decades of Python efforts have helped to establish it as one of the most widely used programming languages in the world today. In addition, Mark has been in the software field for 30 years. He holds BS and MS degrees in computer science from the University of Wisconsin where he explored implementations of the Prolog language, and over his career has worked as a professional software developer on compilers, programming tools, scripting applications, and assorted client/server systems.

Mark maintains a training website (http://learning-python.com) and an additional book support site on the Web (http://www.rmi.net/~lutz).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Conventions 2
Command-Line Options 2
Environment Variables 4
Built-in Types and Operators 5
Specific Built-in Types 10
Statements and Syntax 24
Specific Statements 27
Namespace and Scope Rules 38
Object-Oriented Programming 41
Operator Overloading Methods 43
Built-in Functions 51
Built-in Exceptions 59
Built-in Attributes 63
Built-in Modules 64
The sys Interpreter Module 65
The string Module and Methods 70
The os System Module 76
The re Pattern-Matching Module 91
Object Persistence Modules 98
Tkinter GUI Module and Tools 100
Internet Modules and Tools 105
Other Built-in Modules 108
Major Python/CAPI Tools 110
Python Portable SQL Database API 118
Python Idioms and Hints 122
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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Good but...

    Great detail for a small pocket reference. The only problem I've had with this book is that I know the method/language construct/etc is in the book but the index doesn't have it listed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 25, 2014

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    History: parents died after her first moon. Had to live in trees, bushes, and other places for shelter for 3 moons strait. Had learned to hunt at 3 moons for food.
    Kin: mother... dead, father...dead, is an only kit
    If you want to know more you can ask if she is happy enough too. (Is that shy)

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    Posted August 25, 2014

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    Posted August 23, 2014

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